White Collar (TV series)

Summary

White Collar is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and multi-talented con artist working as Burke's criminal informant. Willie Garson and Tiffani Thiessen also star. The show premiered on October 23, 2009, on USA Network, and aired six complete seasons, concluding on December 18, 2014.

White Collar
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Genre
Created byJeff Eastin
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes81 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Jeff Eastin
  • Jeff King
  • Mark Goffman
  • Nick Thiel
Producers
  • Margo Myers Massey
  • Matt Bomer
  • Tim DeKay
  • Don Kurt (pilot only)
Production locationsNew York City, New York
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43-50 minutes
Production companies
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatSurround
Original releaseOctober 23, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-10-23) –
December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)

PremiseEdit

Neal Caffrey, a renowned con artist, forger, and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI, specifically Special Agent Peter Burke. With only three months left in his four-year sentence, he escapes to look for his girlfriend, Kate. Peter Burke once again finds Caffrey and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal to help Burke apprehend dangerous white collar criminals with the FBI as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees. They thus begin their unconventional and testy relationship.

Cast and charactersEdit

 
The cast of White Collar

Main charactersEdit

A skilled forger and thief, he is charming and intelligent. Caffrey was imprisoned after being captured by FBI Special Agent Peter Burke. Neal proposes he become an FBI consultant, in exchange for early release. Burke agrees on the condition Neal wears an ankle monitor, allowing the FBI to keep a close eye on Neal's movements. Given the opportunity to build a new, honest life for himself, Neal often craves his old life, forcing him to battle with his inner saboteur.
A hard-working, honest FBI agent, and the head of the investigative team on which Neal serves.
Another con man and close friend of Neal, Theodore "Moz" Winters, is Neal's most trusted confidant.
An event planner and Peter's wife. She is supportive and understanding of his work and long hours away. An intelligent woman herself, Elizabeth is able to discuss Peter's cases with him, and admires Neal's refinement.
Previously Peter's probationary agent, Diana assists on Peter and Neal's first case together. Transferred to D.C. after her probation ends, she later returns to the investigative team in New York. She is openly lesbian.
Peter's point man who is responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks during the team's investigations, including surveillance. He appreciates Neal's unorthodox contributions to the team.
An insurance company (Sterling Bosch) investigator who testified against Neal when he was on trial, and determined to see him return to prison, she later discovers she enjoys working with him.
A junior agent who requested a transfer to Peter's team and served on it briefly.

Recurring charactersEdit

 
Stars Tim DeKay (left) and Matt Bomer (right) during filming of the third-season episode "On the Fence", June 7, 2011.
An elderly widow who meets Neal at a thrift store soon after his release from prison. June is a quick judge of character, and offers Neal her guest room. June also has a close friendship with Mozzie and is often seen talking to him or playing board games.
The agent in charge of the FBI's Manhattan White Collar Crime Unit, Hughes is supportive of Peter's use of Neal as a confidential informant.
An expert in ancient books, especially Mosconi's texts. Rebecca joins Neal and Mozzie in their efforts to resolve the mystery behind Mosconi's Codex and becomes Neal's new love interest.
A professional thief and black market fence who was formerly romantically involved with Neal. She periodically assists with Peter and Neal's cases, but the nature of her and Neal's relationship is always somewhat of a mystery.
A thief and archrival of Neal, Keller was arrested and jailed by Peter but later escaped and tried to steal the U-boat treasure that Neal and Mozzie have.
Neal's missing girlfriend, who appears to be acting under the direction of a mysterious man, identifiable only by his 10-year commemorative FBI ring. She provides Neal with cryptic clues when she wants to communicate with him, and eventually prepares to reunite with Neal.
A mysterious former cop who turns out to be Neal's father, and who was framed for murder.
A criminal caught during the first case on which Peter and Neal worked together.
Neal's father's former partner. She arrested Neal's father and then was put into WITSEC along with Neal and his mother.
A discredited agent from the Office of Professional Responsibility, his abuse of authority in pursuit of Neal and Peter eventually leads to his forced resignation. Neal believes he is responsible for Kate's death.
Peter Burke's instructor when Burke was training at Quantico, and later Burke's mentor. Kramer works in the Art Crimes Unit in Washington, D.C. He, like Neal, is an expert in art, and believes Neal is too valuable to be a free man, so plans to have Neal transferred to Washington, D.C. to work with him.
Diana's girlfriend. She is a physician who works at a hospital.
A wealthy financier who is the subject of a long con soon after Neal and Mozzie get together. Kate was working as Adler's personal assistant when Neal took a job with Adler in order to gain his confidence and get the information needed for the con. Adler taught Neal about personal style and to enjoy an expensive lifestyle.
He was James's (Neal's father's) captain when he was working for the D.C. Metropolitan Police.
June's granddaughter.

ReceptionEdit

Critical response of White Collar
SeasonRotten TomatoesMetacritic
196% (27 reviews)[6]79 (21 reviews)[7]
2100% (13 reviews)[8]
3100% (10 reviews)[9]72 (5 reviews)[10]
4100% (12 reviews)[11]
583% (6 reviews)[12]
6100% (5 reviews)[13]

For the first season, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 96% approval rating with an average rating of 8/10 based on 27 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Featuring clever plotting and outstanding chemistry between its leads, White Collar is a witty, briskly-paced caper series."[6] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 79 of 100 for the season, based on reviews from 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

For the second season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8/10, based on 13 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "White Collar's second season builds on the strengths of its first, placing greater emphasis on the charismatic cast, snappy banter, and compelling crimes."[8]

For the third season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.1/10, based on 10 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "White Collar boasts prestige pedigree with stripped down plotting and a laser focus on relationship stakes."[9] Metacritic assigned a score of 72 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10]

For the fourth season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.7/10, based on 12 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "White Collar's fourth season keeps things moving with hefty amounts of action, intrigue, and handsomeness."[11]

For the fifth season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 83% approval rating with an average score of 8/10, based on 6 reviews.[12]

For the sixth season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.7/10, based on 5 reviews.[13]

Awards and nominationsEdit

At the People's Choice Awards, White Collar was nominated in the categories of Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Dramedy in 2011 and 2015. It was nominated for Favorite TV Cable Drama between 2012 and 2014. Matt Bomer won the award for Favorite TV Cable Actor in 2015.[14] Diahann Carroll was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series at the Image Awards in 2012 and 2014. At the TV Guide Awards, actors Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer were both nominated for Favorite Duo in 2012. At the NewNowNext Awards, Matt Bomer was nominated in the category of Cause You're Hot in 2010. Regan Mizrahi was nominated in the category of Best Performance in a TV series - Guest Starring Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards in 2012.[15] The pilot received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama at the Casting Society of America Awards in 2010.

SeasonsEdit

Season Time slot (ET) # Ep. Premiere Finale
Date Premiere
Viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale
Viewers
(in millions)
1 Friday 10PM (October 23, 2009 – December 4, 2009)
Tuesday 10PM (January 19, 2010 – March 9, 2010)
14
October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23)
5.40[16]
March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
4.04[17]
2 Tuesday 9PM (July 13, 2010 – September 7, 2010)
Tuesday 10PM (January 18, 2011 – March 8, 2011)
16
July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
4.29[18]
March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)
3.81[19]
3 Tuesday 9PM (June 7, 2011 – August 9, 2011)
Tuesday 10PM (January 17, 2012 – February 28, 2012)
16
June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
3.90[20]
February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
2.55[21]
4 Tuesday 9PM (July 10, 2012 – September 18, 2012)
Tuesday 10PM (January 22, 2013 – March 5, 2013)
16
July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
3.21[22]
March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
2.36[23]
5 Thursday 9PM (October 17, 2013 – January 30, 2014) 13
October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)
2.53[24]
January 30, 2014
2.99[25]
6 Thursday 9PM (November 6, 2014 – December 18, 2014) 6
November 6, 2014
1.54[26]
December 18, 2014
1.86[27]

SyndicationEdit

ION Television acquired the rights for syndication of White Collar in 2013 along with Burn Notice.[28] It is the third USA Network television series to be in syndication on ION Television, along with Monk and Psych.

Possible revivalEdit

On May 6, 2020, series creator Jeff Eastin wrote on Twitter that he "Had a great convo with Matt Bomer. We have a plan to bring #WhiteCollar back."[29] Fox 21 Television Studios, which succeeded the now-defunct Fox TV Studios, is not working on a revival as of 2020.[30]

Home mediaEdit

The first season of White Collar was released in the US as White Collar: The Complete First Season as a widescreen four-disc Region 1 DVD box set on July 13, 2010.[31] The same set was released on July 26, 2010, in Region 2, and on August 18, 2010, in Region 4.[32] The first season of White Collar was released on Blu-ray. The season two four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 7, 2011. White Collar: The Complete Third Season four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 5, 2012.[33] White Collar: Season 4 DVD box set was released on October 8, 2013. White Collar: Season 5 DVD box set was released on November 4, 2014. White Collar: Season 6 DVD box set was released on May 5, 2015.

DVD Title Region 4 (Australia)
The Complete First Season August 18, 2010[34]
The Complete Second Season February 8, 2012[35]
The Complete Third Season December 11, 2013[36]
The Complete Fourth Season July 2, 2014[37]
The Complete Fifth Season December 10, 2014[38]
The Complete Sixth Season May 6, 2015[39]
The Con-Plete Collection (Season 1–6) May 6, 2015[40]

International broadcastsEdit

Country Broadcaster(s) Start date Time slot
  United Kingdom
  Ireland
Sky Living[41]
Alibi[42]
Autumn 2011 (S1)
October 16, 2012 (S2 - S3)[43][44]
S2: Tuesday 10:00pm[44]
  Brazil Fox Latin America (Brazil) August 5, 2010 10PM Thursday
  Mexico Fox Latin America (Mexico) S5: 13PM Tuesdays
  Bulgaria bTV
bTV Cinema
May 23, 2011 9PM weekdays
8PM (from season 2)
  Greece FOX (Greece) N/A N/A
  Cyprus FOX (Greece) N/A N/A
  Canada Bravo
Séries+ (French dubbed)
9PM Wednesday
  Germany RTL (season 1 and 2)
RTL Crime (season 3 and 4)
Netflix (season 5 and 6)
Disney Channel (re-run)
September 13, 2011 11:10PM Thursday (season 2)
8:15PM Wednesday (season 3)
9:00PM Friday (season 4)
  Hungary RTL II October 1, 2012 8PM weekdays
9PM Sunday (from season 5)
  Japan Mystery Channel

Dlife TV TOKYO

January 21, 2010  (S1 - S5)

May 13, 2013, October 2, 2014

N/A

9PM Tuesday

12:40AM weekdays

  Sweden TV11 2013 (season 4) N/A
  Somalia
  Bangladesh
  Pakistan
Universal TV 2010 11PM weekdays
  Portugal Fox and TVI 2010 9:30PM weekdays (until season 3)
  Italy Fox and Italia 1 2010 9PM weekdays
  Iran Farsi1 2013 9PM Sunday
  Philippines Fox Channel Asia (Philippines)
Jack City
BEAM 31
N/A 10PM Tuesday
  Slovakia JOJ Plus[45] August 20, 2012[46] 10PM Monday[46]
  Russia Channel One
Fox Life
Che
2011

2019
12:20AM Wednesday

~4:00AM
  Finland MTV3[47] January 3, 2011[47] 11:35PM Monday[47]
  Australia One 2009 7:30PM Wednesday
  New Zealand MediaWorks New Zealand December 17, 2012 2PM weekdays (season 1)
  Belgium VTM 2012 11PM Sunday
  Israel Yes October 23, 2009 N/A
  Spain Fox
Cuatro
Fox Crime
Divinity
September 20, 2010
August 24, 2011
September 2011
May 2013
N/A
  France Série Club
M6
September 21, 2010, and July 9, 2011 N/A
  Thailand Fox Channel Asia (Thailand)
NOW
N/A N/A
  Jamaica TVJ N/A N/A
  Denmark TV 2 Zulu N/A N/A
  Romania Euforia Lifestyle TV October 9, 2013 11PM Mon-Thu
  India STAR World Premiere
Star World India
October 18, 2013 9:00 PM Friday (Season 5)
  Algeria Programme National N/A N/A
  Morocco Medi 1 TV N/A 10 PM Wednesday (Season 1 to 3)
  Lithuania TV6 2014 4 PM Weekdays
  Croatia Doma TV Autumn 2019 6 PM Weekdays
  Netherlands RTL 8
RTL 7 (reruns)
December 5, 2010 N/A

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